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the demonstration. the protesters say the copper mine is damaging the environment. myanmar's decision to use force is likely to cause alarm among western nations who have praised its democratic reforms. and so why did the government pretsz ahead with the crackdown? well, nhk world's jun kobayashi reports from yangon. >> reporter: the crowd included local buddhist monks. the demonstrators demanded a halt to mining operations in central myanmar. local officials say at least 70 people were injured. the protests began in mid-november. local residents say they were forced from their homes. they say the mine is polluting the environment. president thein sein stressed the crackdown. he issued a statement saying the protest were broken up according to the law. the largest opposition leader aung san suu kyi went to the site on thursday night. she called on both sides to seek settlement. >> translator: i want to solve this problem peacefully and in a dignified manner. i want to request that all of you help me on this. >> reporter: the copper mine is being jointly developed by chinese company and the firm li
to help them deal with the effects of climate change. in the coming days, it will be up to environment ministers to thrash out these and other points. >> certain points can only be resolved by the ministers themselves. providing financial support to poorer countries, for example. how much are we willing to do by 2020 to protect the environment? >> scientists say climate change is happening much faster than previously thought. the evidence, such as spermatic pmelting of -- the dramatic melting of sea ice, is mounting. >> the eu is at its strongest when we had all 27 countries on board, supporting the same goal. we need to keep at it. >> officials are now making the final preparations before the ministerial-level talks begin. critics say too much time has been wasted. now the pressure is on for leaders to take a more cooperative approach. in a prince william and his wife, the duchess of cambridge, are expecting a baby. that is, better known as kate middleton. pimm she was admitted to hospital with acute morning sickness -- and she was admitted to hospital with a cute morning sickness. th
. officials at the environment ministry hav a asked to have storage sites built on their land. government authorities are concerned about the safety of such facilities. they said the central government must be made aware na accepting the proposal does not mean they will allow the building of these facilities. >> we decided to accept the survey because there are various things that can't be known until it is carried out. >> a resident evacuated from one of the towns expressed her feeling about the surveys being accepted. >> translator: i think we will never be able to go back home in our lifetime. we really have no other choice. nowhere else accepts such a thing. >> japan's ancient capital kyoto draws a constant stream of admirers to its gardens, temples and treasures. the crowds are especially intense at this time when the city's trees explode in fall colors. nhk world's rina nakano has been enjoying the autumn hues at a temple with a twinkle. >> we are mixing it up by bringing an autumn nightscape. today we're at a zen buddhist temple northeast of kyoto station. the biggest attraction is
by the environment minister. >> and it should clear the way for talks on a final storage site for germany's nuclear waste. politicians hope to reach across party consensus before the next elections. >> plans to exploit the potential for a permanent nuclear waste storage facility have been put on hold until after the lower saxony state elections in january. politicians hope the delay will aid the search for a storage solution all parties support. >> there will be no more exploration of the site until after the election. my goal is to discontinue the work there for good. instead, we should come up with plans for a nationwide storage facility which all the parties can agree on. >> he hopes to push through legislation before next easter that would fund an open-ended search for a new storage facility. opposition parties previously called for talks to be postponed. now they are expressing willingness to cooperate. >> we are looking for a solution, and this is the sensible thing to do rather than turning it into a political campaign issue. we also need to be wary of false information. but if the talks fai
legalized by a number of regions. even the spanish environment ministry is backing the move, hoping to see a rise in takings in national parks as a result of people buying hunting permits, but animal rights activists are far from happy, calling the horseback hunting savage. >> this is a story from spain about wild boars and a controversial method of hunting them. but it is also a story about a country in crisis and how one is sacrificed for the good of the other. this is a member of the old gentry. hunting has been in his family's blood for generations. he is helping revive the tradition of hunting wild boar on horseback with spears. the sport, known as pigsticking, was long banned, but he has legalize it again. as chairman of the pigsticking international club, he wants to use the hunt as a way to draw tourists to the region. hunters pay at least 5000 euros per team to take part, money the locals could really use, so he prays to god to save spain and give people jobs. >> in our region, this really could be a way out of the crisis. we hope to get customers from abroad interested in the hun
, signs that drove him to do more to help the environment. >> giving the blessings to the people and healing that is not enough. i have to do more. the whole world is suffering from this climate crisis. >> he always carries holy water with him. he says it has stress-relieving properties, and that could be needed here. negotiators have come from all over the world. u.n. secretary general ban ki- moon is also here to push the talks forward. delegates were shown a bleak video portraying the terrible effects of climate change. few expect any breakthroughs here. instead, environmental groups put on a sarcastic performance, handing an award to the biggest contributors per-capita to climate change, new zealand, canada, and the u.s. 1 lebanese activist is one of the demonstrators. in his home country, climate protection is a side issue. conflict in the middle east and the civil war in syria take up the headlines. he wants to change that. >> if we take down a dictatorship to establish a democracy and i do not have a plan to live on, what shall i do with democracy? -- have a planet to live
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